[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”double solid” sep_color=”#231e00″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]The Clown Takes the Bow[/title][fusion_text]It is always a funny moment in the circus when the performer does something daring and amazing and then the clown takes the bow.

The clown is your ego.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have that “evil ego” attitude. Just like the clown, the ego serves a natural purpose in the human system. But it is not the star of the show.

In fact, it can’t be. It can’t actually do any of the great feats that make the show rich and exciting. But it loves to take the credit for it.

The ego is always after the fact. The sense “I did that”, always arises after your true self, pure awareness, has already acted.

You are the pure awareness, the pure conscious presence. So let the clown do what it needs to do in order to keep the crowd amused and the performers safe.

And you don’t actually even need the bow. Noticed or not, praised or not, obvious or infinitely subtle, you will continue to go on simply being the wondrous miracle of life that you are.